#frf . . . kips bay show house


today’s installment of fab room friday takes us to the granddaddy of all design events, the 2015 kips bay showhouse, which opened yesterday in new york city.  each spring for the past forty-three years, the best designers in the land vie for a spot on the chosen list of this storied event to test their mettle.  if they are lucky, and also extremely talented, they get an opportunity to demonstrate to the city, the states, and the world their own personal design alchemy. this year, mark d. sikes wins my prize for the most captivating and inspiring of all the rooms.  first, i cannot get over how crazy good the checks are.  as a child, my mother, a colonial williamsburg-o-phile, decorated the walls and furniture of our den and kitchen with the same checks, large […]